Charter Communications, the fourth largest cable operator in the U.S. with 5.98 million subscribers, has hired Neil Smit as its president and CEO. Charter chairman Paul G. Allen praised Smit's…
HDNet Films, the hi-def feature production arm of Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Entertainment, has greenlit the period piece "Diggers," starring Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Josh Hamilton, Ron Eldard…
CBS enjoyed more success in key young-adult demos last week, but it was another soft sesh overall for the broadcasters, as only ABC improved upon its perf of a year ago.
Sydney Film Festival prexy and former topper of the Australian Film Commission Cathy Robinson is stepping down after five years. Jacqui Feeney, CEO of feevee channel World Movies, will temporarily…
The 29th edition of the embattled Montreal World Film Festival will be a scaled-down event, with 30 fewer features than last year and no high-profile pics with North American distribution.
Tuning In: There are many reasons to savor "All About Eve," which not only presents theater people as back-biting neurotics but renders a sharp-tongued critic the most deliciously conniving character…
Blockbuster is hiking prices for its online rental service as it battles to stem a rising tide of red ink. The vidtailer on Tuesday posted a $57.2 million net loss for the second quarter on lower…
With three days left in this year's Locarno Film Festival, the smart money is on Swiss-French journalist-critic Frederic Maire to succeed Irene Bignardi as artistic director.
A few months ago, skeptics were predicting a glum summer for Time Warner. Without a "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros. or any high-profile pics for New Line, Time Warner threatened to become a summer…
Paramount Classics has made a deal to distribute "Prairie Wind," a performance film that Jonathan Demme will direct, based around a two-night perf of new material by Neil Young.